Breaking News

It’s Not Us It’s Them: In Case of Israeli Strike, Don’t Fire on our US Bases

The United States has no intention of joining in a preemptive Israeli strike on Iran and expects the Islamic Republic to refrain from attacking US targets in the case of such an attack, senior Washington officials told their Iranian counterparts, according to a report in Yedioth Ahronoth on Monday.

In recent days, senior administration officials reportedly sent messages to Iran, through diplomats from two European states, addressing the possibility that Israel would launch a unilateral strike and establishing that the US expects Iran to not draw it into a conflict by firing on American army bases and aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf.

Monday’s report came amid widespread debate over the level of coordination between Israel and the US on halting Iran’s nuclear program, which — despite assurances by US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro on Sunday that the relationship is as good as ever — appeared to be strained.

US: Please don’t hurt me, The flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln as it patrols the Persian Gulf

While Israel has warned that the Iranians are quickly approaching a potential weapons capability and that the use of force must be seriously considered, the US says sanctions and international diplomacy must be given more time to work.

Highlighting the disagreement between the two countries on the use of force were reports of a scaling-down of joint US-Israel missile defense exercises in October, and public comments by the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, who said last Thursday that he did not want to be “complicit” in an Israeli attack on Iran.

Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted at criticism of the US position on Iran, telling ministers at the weekly Cabinet meeting that the international community has failed to send a clear message to Iran regarding its nuclear program. Netanyahu said that while international sanctions have harmed Tehran, they haven’t done “anything to stall the progress of the nuclear program.”

On Saturday, former minister Tzachi Hanegbi said the United States is not determined to halt Iran from getting a bomb and last week’s IAEA report, which indicated that Iran has expanded its capacity for uranium enrichment, granted Israel even more legitimacy to strike Iran on its own.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported on Monday that the Obama Administration is installing new curbs against Iran as a way to calm Israel and keep Jerusalem from launching an attack. It asserted that the president was considering a declaration of American “red lines.”

Source: Times Of Israel

Please ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

Jewish Content

Posted by on September 3, 2012. Filed under NY News,Slider. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

3 Responses to It’s Not Us It’s Them: In Case of Israeli Strike, Don’t Fire on our US Bases

  1. Dr. Yid

    September 3, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Have we not learned our lessons from history? JEWS HAVE NO FRIENDS, when push comes to shove, they all disappear.

    The blue print is on the wall, and once again we are ignoring it.

    DIDN’T WE SAY ” NEVER AGAIN”?

  2. With friends like these.......

    September 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Are you kidding me. Please don’t hurt me, i am your friend.

    What has America come to

  3. Satmar Boy

    September 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I really feel safe living in this country in case of emergency.

    Israel is the only solution, sorry Satmar rabbi.